After their father is bushwhacked, David and Jenny Foster must ready themselves for their first winter in Colorado's rugged San Juan Mountains. Eighteen-year-old Jenny is under no illusions -- it'll take a miracle to survive, much less thrive, in the unforgiving wilderness, particularly when twelve-year-old David fights her every attempt to prepare.
Unexpected help arrives when John Beck -- once a close friend of their father's -- arrives at their cabin. The tough-as-nails bounty hunter reluctantly agrees to stay through the winter. He owes it to his murdered friend to help Foster's children build a working ranch, even if it's the last thing he wants to do.
Their uneasy alliance is fraught with hardships, danger, and back-breaking work that still doesn't guarantee anyone will survive until spring. Especially with their father's killer still on the loose.
Marshal Jake T. Devine's law is simple. Nobody threatens him and lives. In his twenty-five years of law enforcement he's always brought in his man with a bullet blasted between the eyes. So when Max Randall shoots his mouth off, claiming he knows a devastating secret about the wealthy rancher, Roy Cowie, he's clearly spoiling for trouble - and gets it!
Roy Cowie calls in Devine to arrest Max and without provocation the brutal marshal slaughters Max's entire family. In self-preservation Max heads for the hills with Devine and his deadly Peacemaker in hot pursuit. Even when Max gains an unlikely ally in Roy Cowie's son, his chances of seeing another sunrise are slim.
Can Max survive long enough to reveal what he knows, or will the gun-toting marshal deliver yet another round of Devine's law?
Genre: Westerns Length: 178 Pages (1,312 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 10th, 2020